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Mar 24

What if you could predict all of your Turnover? #UltiConnect @UltimateHCM

Out at Ultimate Software’s Conference, this week and one of the cool features that Ultimate has within UltiPro is Retention Predictor. Ultimate has done a really good job at going out and buying some great data analytics companies and implementing that tech and talent into their organization. So, what’s Retention Prediction?  The concept is that […]

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Mar 15

3 Ways to Get Rid of an Overpaid, Underperforming Employee

One of the biggest issues we face as HR Pros is trying to get rid of our overpriced employees.  Let’s be real, we made our own bed with this issue!  We were the ones going to our ‘comp’ guy, going “No, we have to go over the range, this talent is worth it!”  Now you’re living […]

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Mar 6

There’s No Test for Grace Under Pressure

By now you’ve all seen and heard what happened at the 2017 Academy Awards. It’s the end of the night where they announce the biggest award, Best Picture, and those announcing the award were given the wrong envelope, so the wrong movie gets announce. Mass confusion and you can see here what happens: Jordan Horowitz, the […]

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Mar 2

How to Create an Employee Handbook that Doesn’t Suck!

At every single company I’ve ever worked for, at some point in my tenure, I’ve gotten yanked into helping in some way rewrite the employee handbook. I’m sure most HR pros have been in the same boat! There’s really only two camps when it comes to employee handbooks: Camp #1 – We’ve had the same […]

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Mar 1

Why do you still give out performance ratings?

Let me give you a quick breakdown of how 100% of your employees feel about the performance rating they will receive this year: Performance Rating on a 1 (you suck and should be shot) to 5 (we couldn’t live without you):  Rating of 5 –  The message you were trying to send: “We value your […]

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Feb 22

Does Uber’s HR Really Suck?

Clearly by now if you’re in HR you’ve read this post by a former female engineer from Uber. It’s very detailed and sounds almost exactly like most companies in the world. No, not the part of ignoring sexual harassment, but almost every other part! Worker gets wronged. The company seems to do nothing. Worker gets […]

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Feb 20

The Dumb HR Guy Guide to Recertifying for HRCI & SHRM

“My three years is up!”, he said as if it was a prison sentence. If you’re a regular to the professional recertification process of HRCI (SPHR, PHR, GPHR), you know this feeling well. Your HRCI certification lasts for three years and you can then retake the test or turn in continuing education credits for recertification. […]

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Feb 10

Maybe You Should Just Do The Job You Were Hired For

It seems like frustration is at an all-time high. On a daily basis people are coming unglued over things they have no control over, and never will. We are told to be more empathetic. We are told our employees need us to be “X”. You fill in the “X” because it changes pretty much article […]

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Feb 9

11 Proven Tips for Landing the Perfect HR Tech Solution

It’s no wonder we all fall in love with technology: When we pick the right tools, they can save us a ton of time and headaches–and help us make our employees’ lives easier, too. The catch, of course, is that getting approval for great tech can be a giant hurdle, what with the constant demand […]

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Feb 3

Dear Timmy: When Should I Leave My First Job?

Dear Timmy,  I graduated college a couple of years ago and took a job with a good company. I’m an engineer and I like my job and I like the people I work with, but I’m getting calls from recruiters telling me they can get me a lot more money. My question is, when can […]

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